Thrills and spills in New Zealand’s biggest city, Auckland

They’re all thrilling ocean-side cities — just like Auckland, in fact. But where New Zealand’s largest urban centre picks up points is that it’s far more manageable than any of the above.Things are looking up: The 328-metre Sky Tower, above the fashionable Ponsonby districtYou can walk everywhere; it’s safe; the food is reliably good; the Maori…

January 2021: Travel Summary and Statistics

In January, New Zealand had its first community case of COVID-19 in more than two months. Three guests from one of the managed isolation hotels in Auckland tested positive several days after leaving quarantine. Fortunately, there’s been no further transmission within the community, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that we’ve had yet another…

Desserts In Wellington: Get Ready To Sink Your Teeth In A Fingerlicking Delight!

Wellington is the capital of New Zealand and also the second most populated city. It is also one of the most beautiful cities full of waterfalls and harbor , parliament buildings, the bucket fountain, national library, and cable car etc. people here love to eat and rejoice; they have a peculiar taste for food and also have a sweet tooth.To quench…

Places you won’t believe are in Australia

There aren’t many parts of the world we can travel to at the moment — here and New Zealand is about the extent of it.Lucky for us, there are plenty of unexpected, unfamiliar and unbelievably stunning spots in Australia many of us haven’t discovered yet.RELATED: Aussie coast could be getting ‘beach bars’If you’re looking for a little travel…

Trans-Tasman bubble potentially breached after ineligible traveller lands in Perth

A woman has flown from Auckland to Perth without spending two weeks in quarantine in New Zealand, in the second apparent COVID breach to hit Australian shores in a week.The Western Australian health department confirmed the woman, from the Cook Islands, was meant to quarantine at a hotel in New Zealand before travelling to Australia.Her Air New Zealand…

10 Best Churches In Auckland To Feel The Divinity!

People in the Auckland city practice different religions and out of all the religions, Christianity is the prime religion which is practiced here. Churches are an integral part of the culture in New Zealand and you will find Catholic, Protestant as well as Pentecostal churches in Auckland. People who visit Catholic churches are vibrant, fun-loving,…

Water Parks In Auckland: 4 Places To Unleash Your Inner Water Baby

And one thing that adds magic to parks is the term ‘water’. From kids to adults, people of all ages that forget everything in places like water parks because of the fun and thrill they have in store for the patrons. Well, if you are planning a vacation to Auckland, New Zealand, or even if you are a local, there is no dearth of water parks in Auckland….

‘I’ve escaped’: Aussies risk jail for travel

Thousands of Australians desperate to get back to the lives overseas are risking huge fines and possible imprisonment by using the Trans-Tasman travel bubble as an escape route.One of the first Aussies to test the loophole was art teacher Tim Byrnes who flew to Auckland last week and caught a flight to Istanbul on Friday with plans to travel on to…

‘I’ve escaped’: Aussies risk jail for travel loophole

Thousands of Australians desperate to get back to the lives overseas are risking huge fines and possible imprisonment by using the Trans-Tasman travel bubble as an escape route.One of the first Aussies to test the loophole was art teacher Tim Byrnes who flew to Auckland last week and caught a flight to Istanbul on Friday with plans to travel on to…

‘I’ve escaped’: Aussies risk jail to travel

Thousands of Australians desperate to get back to the lives overseas are risking huge fines and possible imprisonment by using the Trans-Tasman travel bubble as an escape route.One of the first Aussies to test the loophole was art teacher Tim Byrnes who flew to Auckland last week and caught a flight to Istanbul on Friday with plans to travel on to…

Auckland airport Covid case not linked to travel bubble

A case of Covid-19 contracted at Auckland airport in New Zealand has been linked to a passenger traveling from Ethiopia, rather than the newly instated trans-Tasman travel bubble.A cleaner who deals with planes from high-risk countries at the airport tested positive for the virus.It was then traced to a traveller from Ethiopia who is currently in…

Victorian returning from New Zealand urged to monitor for coronavirus symptoms

Victorians returning home from New Zealand are being urged to monitor for coronavirus symptoms and “get tested immediately” following an Auckland Airport worker who contracted the virus.The Department of Health on Wednesday advised: “Anyone who has travelled to Victoria from Auckland since April 17 to monitor for symptoms and isolate and get…

Worker at Auckland Airport tests positive for COVID-19

A border worker has tested positive for coronavirus at Auckland Airport, sparking concerns about the trans-Tasman travel bubble agreement.The country’s Ministry of Health said the worker had been placed into isolation.“The usual protocol of isolating the case, interviewing them, and tracing their contacts and movements is under way,” it said…

Coronavirus crisis: Auckland Airport worker tests positive to COVID-19

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Trans-Tasman travel bubble opens for first time

The Trans-Tasman bubble, linking Australia and New Zealand, has officially opened.The first flights landed in New Zealand earlier this morning. The news marks an important milestone for Aussies and Kiwis who have not been able to freely travel between the two nations since early 2020. Travellers were greeted into Wellington International Airport…

Cheering, champagne and tears: families reunited as Trans-Tasman travel bubble opens

Families were reunited and passengers celebrated as the Australia-New Zealand travel bubble kicked off today.The travel corridor allows citizens of both nations to travel freely, without the need for quarantine or Covid testing.It officially came into force at 23.59 on 18 April, following a couple of false starts, and marks what both countries hope…

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